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Misheard song lyrics (also called mondegreens) occur when people misunderstand the lyrics in a song. These are NOT intentional rephrasing of lyrics, which is called parody. This page contains all the misheard lyrics for The Kingston Trio that have been submitted to this site and the old collection from inthe80s started in 1996. For more information about the misheard lyrics available on this site, please read our FAQ.

There are 84 misheard song lyrics for The Kingston Trio on amIright currently.

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"Ah, Woe, Ah, Me"
Misheard Lyrics:
Shane has got a lovely family.
Original Lyrics:
Shame and scandal in the family.
"Ally Ally Oxen Free" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
Strong and weak, mild and meek
No more high at sea!
Original Lyrics:
Strong and weak, mild and meek
No more hide and seek!
"Bad Man Blunder" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
I wore a hot foot and inch.
Original Lyrics:
I was a'hot-footin' it.
"Bad Man's Blunder" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
He was steppin' right along (I was a hot-foot Nick)
But he was steppin' too slow (It was a salted egg)
Original Lyrics:
He was steppin' right along (We're a-high footin' it)
But he was steppin' too slow (It was a sultry day)
"Blow The Candle Out"
Misheard Lyrics:
We lit the candle doughboys
We had no fear or strike.
Original Lyrics:
We let the candle go, boys
W e had no care or strife.
"Blow The Candle Out"
Misheard Lyrics:
We washed her candelabra
We had no care or strength.
Original Lyrics:
We let the candle go, boys
We had no care or strife.
"Bye, Bye, Thou Little Tiny Child"
Misheard Lyrics:
Sisters, too, I may eat you
For to preserve this day
This young king for whom we sing
Bye, bye, lullee, lullay.
Original Lyrics:
Sisters, too, how may we do
For to preserve this day?
This youngling for whom we sing
Bye, bye, lullee, lullay.
"Coal Tattoo"
Misheard Lyrics:
And a blue tattoo on the side of my head
Left by a nun named Nicole.
Original Lyrics:
And a blue tattoo on the side of my head
Left by the number nine coal.
"Coal Tattoo"
Misheard Lyrics:
It's the travelin' and lookin' I hate.
Original Lyrics:
This traveling nook in my head.
"Colorado Trail"
Misheard Lyrics:
For sixteen years she grazed the earth.
Original Lyrics:
For sixteen years she graced the earth.
"Coplas Revisited"
Misheard Lyrics:
Llamas lock up Joe one day.
Llamas talk with Milton Berle.
Here's one eagle named Berta
Made me sing along with baby Mary.
Original Lyrics:
La mula que yo mente
La monto hoy mi compadre.
Eso a mi no me importa
Pues yo la monte primero.
"Deportee"
Misheard Lyrics:
All they will call you will be tea for tea.
Original Lyrics:
All they will call you will be deportee.
"Desert Pete" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
Then I saw a note stuck in a bacon powder can.
Original Lyrics:
Then I saw a note stuck in a bakin' powder can.
"Desert Pete" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
Under that rock you'll find some water; I left it in a bidder's jar.
Original Lyrics:
Under that rock you'll find some water; I left it in a bitters jar.
"Don't You Weep, Mary"
Misheard Lyrics:
Sing up high and you know not when
Kiss my soul and its forty hands
Mia Farrow's army got drafted!
Original Lyrics:
Satan got mad and he knows I'm glad
Missed that soul that he thought he had.
Didn't Pharoah's army get drowned?
"Early In The Morning"
Misheard Lyrics:
I remember grandpa telling me that I was born
As the Sun was coming up early in Des Moines.
Told me I was born early in Des Moines...
But today in Iowa I missed my darling so.
Original Lyrics:
I remember grandpa telling me that I was born
As the Sun was coming up early in the morn.
Told me I was born early in the morn...
But today when I awoke I missed my darling so.
"El Matador" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
You may be brave and as bold as you're black
But I will be Norman Orman, terra firma.
Original Lyrics:
You may be brave and as bold as you're black
But I will be numero uno, torero fino.
"El Matador" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
You may be brave and have moles on your back
But I will be the narrow wound on narrow wieners
Original Lyrics:
You may be brave and as bold as you're black
But I will be numero uno, torero fino.
"Everglades" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
If the skiers don't get him, the skaters will.
Original Lyrics:
If the 'skeeters don't get him, the gators will.
"Everglades" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
It's too nice for a guy
So the debt is paid.
Original Lyrics:
It's an eye for an eye
So the debt is paid.
"Genny Glenn"
Misheard Lyrics:
And with you, and with you, and with you, Genny Glenn.
I'll take you down to glass the town and dance you home again.
Original Lyrics:
And with you, and with you, and with you, Genny Glenn.
I'll take you down to Glasgow Town and dance you home again.
"Glorious Kingdom"
Misheard Lyrics:
He comes from the Glorious Ding Dong
Original Lyrics:
He comes from the Glorious Kingdom
"Go Where I Send Thee"
Misheard Lyrics:
Five for the gusto preachers
Original Lyrics:
Five for the gospel preachers
"Hard Travelin'"
Misheard Lyrics:
I've been a-dancin'. I've been acquirin'
I've been a-lucky that I ain't got fired.
Original Lyrics:
I been a-blastin'. I been a-firin'
I been a-duckin' that-a red-hot fire.
"Hobo's Lullaby"
Misheard Lyrics:
I know the ponies cause you trouble.
Original Lyrics:
I know the police cause you trouble.
"Last Night I Had The Strangest Dream"
Misheard Lyrics:
And guns, and swords, and unicorns
Were scattered on the ground.
Original Lyrics:
And guns, and swords, and uniforms
Were scattered on the ground.
"M.T.A. (version on 'College Concert' album)"
Misheard Lyrics:
Charlie handed in his dime at the Second Street station
And he knew he had to change his name.
Original Lyrics:
Charlie handed in his dime at the Second Street station
And he knew he had to change at Main.
"M.T.A."
Misheard Lyrics:
And he chained four to make a plane
Original Lyrics:
And he changed for Jamaica Plain
"M.T.A."
Misheard Lyrics:
But did he ever return, no he never returned
And his fate is still unlearned (Truman Scully).
Original Lyrics:
But did he ever return, no he never returned
And his fate is still unlearned (shame and scandal).
"M.T.A."
Misheard Lyrics:
How can I afford to see my sister end jealousy?
Original Lyrics:
How can I afford to see my sister in Chelsea?
"Marcelle Wahine"
Misheard Lyrics:
Marcel, the Wally Men,
Eat a lot of Wheaties, eat a lot of whey
So much a ha-ha baby
So Wheaties, eat a whole lotta foam.
Original Lyrics:
Marcelle Vahine
Ai'a Tahiti a wa'a
Ta mata hata Tahiti
No fatigi, fatigi mata ho.
"Mark Twain"
Misheard Lyrics:
My granded used to tell me, 'Boy, when I was just your age
I was a river pilot on a shovel called The Stage.'
Original Lyrics:
My granddad used to tell me, 'Boy, when I was just your age
I was a river pilot on a showboat called The Stage.'
"Mark Twain"
Misheard Lyrics:
There were gamblers, drunks, and n*****s
And a minstrel man who danced
Singing gals from Longanore
Imported straight from France
or
There were gamblers, drunks, and beggars
And a maestro man who danced
Singing gals from Longanore
Imported straight from France
or
There were gamblers, trucks, and thinkers
And a minstrel man who danced
Singing gals from Longanore
Imported straight from France
or
There were gamblers, trunks, and thinkers
And a menstrual man who danced
Singing gals from Longanore
Imported straight from France.
Original Lyrics:
There were gamblers, crooks, and fakers
And a minstrel man who danced
Singing gal, Simone l'Amour
Imported straight from France.
"Mary Mild"
Misheard Lyrics:
If you are Lord's and Ladies' sons and you will not play at ball.
I'll build you a bridge of the beams of the sun to play upon a song.
Original Lyrics:
If you are Lord's and Ladies' sons and you will not play at ball.
I'll build you a bridge of the beams of the sun to play upon us all.
"Molly Dee"
Misheard Lyrics:
Makes her chili in a mountain of stew.
Original Lyrics:
Makes her gin in a bathtub still.
"Oh, Yes, Oh"
Misheard Lyrics:
Now tie the donkey to the lion.
Original Lyrics:
Now tie the doggie to the line.
"Oh, Yes, Oh"
Misheard Lyrics:
One little cup I gave her for a pizza.
Original Lyrics:
One little pup I gave her for a keep sake.
"Oh, Yes, Oh"
Misheard Lyrics:
One more train gets into town (oh, yes, oh)
Just make-believe that you're the clown (a good long time ago).
Original Lyrics:
When your train gets into town (oh, yes, oh)
Just make a bee-line for the pound (a good long time ago).
"One More Town" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
If there's one more town, I'll be goin'
Fight forty women, I'll be there.
Original Lyrics:
If there's one more town, I'll be goin'
Fight for the winnin' and I'll be there.
"Poor Ellen Smith"
Misheard Lyrics:
The judge makin' whisky, as God knows I can't
But how do I die at the end of cement.
Original Lyrics:
The judge may convict me and God knows he can
But I know I died as an innocent man.
"Raspberries, Strawberries" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
Alec Frendzaluten was a little f***** sumb****.
Original Lyrics:
Ah! Les Fraises et les fromboises et les bons vins que nous avons bus.
"Raspberries, Strawberries" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
Aleck's friends all lick on Bobby's little baggies of home beer.
Original Lyrics:
Ah! Les fraises et les framboises et les bons vins que nous avons bus.
"Razors In The Air"
Misheard Lyrics:
Back up hope and come with me (Ah, my love, don't greet me!)
Chew your foot in Tennessee.
Original Lyrics:
Pack a poke and come with me (Ah, my love don't grieve me!)
Shoe your foot in Tennessee.
"Reuben James"
Misheard Lyrics:
Many years have passed, and still I wonder why
The Worcester men must fight and the Vestal men must die.
Original Lyrics:
Many years have passed, and still I wonder why
The worst of men must fight and the best of men must die.
"Round About The Mountain"
Misheard Lyrics:
The Lord loves her cinnamon.
Original Lyrics:
The Lord loves a sinner man.
"Run, Molly, Run"
Misheard Lyrics:
Molly said to Long John, 'Don't take me for a fool.
If you didn't cut your ears in jail, I'd think you were a mule.
Original Lyrics:
Molly said to Long John, 'Don't take me for a fool.
If you didn't cut your ears and tail, I'd think you were a mule.
"Scotch And Soda" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
Scotch and soda, button your eyes
Original Lyrics:
Scotch and soda, mud in your eye
"Seasons In The Sun" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
A difference was my trusted wife
And
A difference was it's hard to die.
Original Lyrics:
Adieu, Francoise, my trusted wife
And
Adieu, Francoise, it's hard to die.
"Seasons in the Sun" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
But the stars we could reach were just sofas on the beach.
Original Lyrics:
But the stars we could reach were just starfish on the beach.
"Seasons in the Sun" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
We had seasons in the sun,
but the stars we could reach were garbage in a heap.
Original Lyrics:
We had seasons in the sun,
but the stars we could reach were just starfish on the beach.
"Sing Out"
Misheard Lyrics:
I'm from the Great Shellai
To see the chap with the glory crown
Uphill from flaming sky.
Original Lyrics:
I from the grave shall rise
To see the judge with the glory crown,
A view from flaming sky.
"Sloop John B"
Misheard Lyrics:
Iced up the John B sails.
Original Lyrics:
Hoist up the John B sails.
"The New Frontier" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
Let us begin for a child take walk
The heavenly man sing a freedom song.
Original Lyrics:
Let us begin for it shall take long
Let ev'ry man sing out freedom's song.
"The New Frontier" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
Saddle up the horse from this day on
A new generation has been born
Born of the past to keep us free
But out of the rights of the home country.
Original Lyrics:
Let the word go forth from this day on
A new generation has been born
Born to the task to keep us free
But proud of the rights of the home country.
"The Patriot Game" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
Oh, me name is Old Hunnon, and I'm just gone sixteen
My home is in Montana where I was weaned
I've learned all my life through Lincoln's to blame.
Original Lyrics:
Oh me name is O'Hannon, and I'm just gone sixteen
My home is in Monaghan where I was weaned
I've learned all my life cruel England's to blame.
"The River Is Wide"
Misheard Lyrics:
There'll be a boat that can carry toons
And both shall rule, my love and I.
or
There'll be a boat that can carry tools
And both shall rule, my love and I.
Original Lyrics:
Build me a boat that can carry two
And both shall row, my love and I.
"The River Is Wide"
Misheard Lyrics:
When love is young, then love is fine.
Just like a chimp when first it's new.
But love grows old and wax is cold.
Original Lyrics:
When love is young, then love is fine.
Just like a gem when first it's new.
But love grows old and waxes cold.
"The Seine"
Misheard Lyrics:
One night along the river
The sun shook Andrew Paine.
Original Lyrics:
One night along the river
At St. Germaine de Pre
"The Seine"
Misheard Lyrics:
There on that splendid morning
I saw you volunteers.
Original Lyrics:
There on that splendid morning
I saw you all in tears.
"The Sloop John B"
Misheard Lyrics:
Around A*hole town we did roam
Original Lyrics:
Around Nassau town we did roam
"The Unfortunate Miss Bailey" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
'How vast, Miss Bailey,' then he cried, 'your c*** affrights me, really.'
'Dear Captain Smith,' the ghost replied, 'you bruised me unctioned tea leaves.
or
'How fast, Miss Bailey,' then he cried, 'you've come to fright me, really.'
'Dear Captain Smith,' the ghost replied, 'you loosed me engine wheelie.
Original Lyrics:
'Avast, Miss Bailey,' then he cried, 'you can't affright me, really.'
'Dear Captain Smith,' the ghost replied, 'you used me ungenteelly.
"The Unfortunate Miss Bailey" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
He took to drinking rabbit pee
And fought upon Miss Bailey.
Original Lyrics:
He took to drinking ratafia
And tho't upon Miss Bailey.
"The Unfortunate Miss Bailey" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
The coroner's quest goes hard with me because I acted freely.
Original Lyrics:
The coroner's quest goes hard with me because I acted fraily.
"The Unfortunate Miss Bailey" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
The hornets' nest's so hard to beat because I acted frailly
or
The hornets' nest won't bother me because I acted frailly
or
The horn is west coast's Harvard meet because I acted frailly
or
The foreigner's west coast harbours me because I acted frailly.
Original Lyrics:
The coroner's quest goes hard with me because I acted freely.
"The Unfortunate Miss Bailey" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
When ninety times he went to bed
For he had Congo fever.
Original Lyrics:
One night betimes he went to bed
For he had caught a fever.
"The Whistling Gypsy"
Misheard Lyrics:
He whistled and he sang 'til the green woods rang
And he won the carnival lady.
Original Lyrics:
He whistled and he sang 'til the green woods rang
And he won the heart of a lady.
"The Whistling Gypsy"
Misheard Lyrics:
She left her father's castle gate.
Left her Gold Bond lover.
Original Lyrics:
She left her father's castle gate.
Left her own fond lover.
"Three Jolly Coachmen"
Misheard Lyrics:
Here's to the maid who steals the geese
And runs to tell her mother.
Original Lyrics:
Here's to the maid who steals a kiss
And runs to tell her mother.
"Three Jolly Coachmen"
Misheard Lyrics:
She's a fool to all mankind.
Original Lyrics:
She's a boon to all mankind.
"Tijuana Jail" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
We started to run when a man named Lou said
'Senor, come with me 'cause I want you.'
Original Lyrics:
We started to run when a man in blue said
"To Be Redeemed"
Misheard Lyrics:
If your days are dark, and your nighttime's a wuss
You'd better read a good book and then arise in the woods.
Original Lyrics:
If your days are dark, and your nighttimes are worse
You'd better read the good book and memorize you a verse.
"To Be Redeemed"
Misheard Lyrics:
There's confusion here
And the wicket's in the wind.
Original Lyrics:
There's confusion here
And the wicked seem to win.
"To Be Redeemed"
Misheard Lyrics:
Tippin' was your fun now, Gabriel blow his horn.
Where'd you hide your lily hand with all your progress gone?
Hey, you got a thunder in your heart, you got burstin' in your soul.
Original Lyrics:
If it was to flood now, and Gabriel blow'd his horn
Where'd you hide your guilty hands with all your pockets gone?
Hey, you got a hunger in your heart, you got thirst within your soul.
"Tom Dooley" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
Hang down your head poor Julie
Original Lyrics:
Hang down your head Tom Dooley
"Tom Dooley" (MP3)
Misheard Lyrics:
Oh, boy, you're bound to die.
Original Lyrics:
Poor boy, you're bound to die.
"Utawena"
Misheard Lyrics:
On my knees I fall, la, la la.
Original Lyrics:
Ameniza bala la la.
"Weeping Willow"
Misheard Lyrics:
She told me that she really loved me
How could I believe her untrue
When all the angels seemed to whisper
She would approve 'em to the loo?
Original Lyrics:
She told me that she really loved me
How could I believe her untrue
When all the angels seemed to whisper
She will prove untrue to you?
"With Her Head Tucked Underneath Her Arm"
Misheard Lyrics:
In the town of London Lodges life
The ghost of Anne Boleyn wants Sadie Claire.
Original Lyrics:
In the Tower of London, large as life
The ghost of Anne Boleyn walks, they declare.
"Zombie Jamboree"
Misheard Lyrics:
I don't give a damn 'cause I don't welly welly
Original Lyrics:
I don't give a damn 'cause I done that already
"Zombie Jamboree"
Misheard Lyrics:
I don't give a damn 'cause it doesn't matter really.
Original Lyrics:
Well I don't give a damn 'cause I done that already.
"Zombie Jamboree"
Misheard Lyrics:
I said, 'Oh, no Micah doubles
Up and over love bones.
I cannot come'
or
I said 'Oh, no my girl doubles
Up and over love bones.
I cannot come.'
Original Lyrics:
I says, 'Oh, no my turtle dove.'
'That old bag of bones
I cannot love.'
"Zombie Jamboree"
Misheard Lyrics:
One female zombie wouldn't behave
She said she want me for horse layin'.
Original Lyrics:
One female zombie wouldn't behave
She said she want me for her slave.
"Zombie Jamboree"
Misheard Lyrics:
Well I don't give a damn 'cause I done dead already.
Original Lyrics:
I don't give a damn 'cause I done that already
"Zombie Jamboree"
Misheard Lyrics:
Zombie strum! Now pots of island wind.
Some of them agreed Californian.
He picks the season when Scottie
Finally got together in Market Town.
Original Lyrics:
Zombies from all parts of the island
Some of them are great Calypsonians
Hey, since the season was Carnivale
They got together in Bacchanal.

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